|Project by Ossian||posted 09-15-2010 12:35 AM||1796 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I found a supply of burl scraps from a local furniture maker, and snapped ‘em up. The spousal unit snagged a few of them, but I’ve found a new hiding place—the rest are mine until she finds them.
The body of this box is made of (I think) a maple burl. The top and bottom are sapele. The top is held on by rare-earth magnets.
The quilted figuring in the burl makes it almost appear to be a block of ribboned caramel—but that’s an illusion, it tastes just like wood. I like the way the sapele complements the body, with ribbons of gold running the length of the box when it catches the light.